Food

8 Places to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maryland and Virginia

The season is ripe.

Photo by Rebecca Kohn on Flickr.

Baugher’s

Pick-your-own strawberries are not yet available at Baugher’s (1015 Baugher Rd., Westminster), in Maryland’s Carroll County, but they’re likely to ready by the end of May. Checking Baughers’ website for updates. Call the pick-your-own hotline at 410-857-0111.

Butler’s Orchard

Butler’s Orchard (22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown) also isn’t open for pick-your-own strawberries just yet—look for picking to start toward the end of May. Check their website for updates, and grab some pre-picked Butler’s strawberries at their market in the meantime. Call Butler’s Orchard at 301-428-0444.

Godfrey’s Farm

Visit Godfrey’s Farm (302 Leager Rd., Sudlersville) in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, for strawberry picking. Check in at the market to purchase a bucket prior to picking. There are no reservations or entry fees, and pick-your-own is open every Wednesday to Sunday during regular market hours (8 AM to 6 PM during the week, 8 Am to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday). Call Godfrey’s Farm at 410-438-3509.

Hollin Farms

At Hollin Farms (1524 Snowden Rd., Delaplane), pick-your-own strawberries also aren’t available just yet, but keep checking their website for updates—the berries should be ready any day. Call Hollin Farms at 540-623-8854.

Messick’s Farm Market

Pick your own strawberries at Messick’s Farm Market (6025 Catlett Rd., Bealeton) in Fauquier County. Strawberries cost $4.99 per pound, and there aren’t any reservations or entry fees. Stop in the market for directions. Check their Facebook page for hours. Call Messick’s Farm Market at 540-439-8900.

Shlagel Farms LLC

Have you checked the strawberry report today? Reservations are not required at Shlagel Farms (12850 Shlagel Rd., Waldorf), and staff helps keep guests spaced out in the field. Strawberries are priced at $3.79 per pound. Containers are available, and you’re welcome to bring your own. They’re open from 10 AM until 5 PM daily. If you visit on a weekend, stop by the milkshake trailer. Call Shlagel Farms at 301-645-4554 before 9 PM (it is a home phone number).

Swann Farms

Swann Farms (7740 Swan Ln., Owings) is open seven days a week from 9 AM to 1 PM. Reservations are not required, and guests pre-pay for a $6 quart or $22 gallon-sized bucket before heading out to the fields. Call Swann Farms at 443-770-3510.

Wegmeyer Farms

At Wegmeyer Farms (38299 Hughesville Rd., Hamilton) in Loudoun County, reserve your one-hour slot in the field, and the $29 fee includes your first bucket (roughly five pounds) of self-picked strawberries. While you’re picking, additional buckets can be purchased for $29, or $24 if you buy 3 or more (the price of your initial reservation-included bucket stays the same, however). Call Wegmeyer Farms at 540-751-1782.

Tori Bergel
Editorial Fellow
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